Pat Spangenberg's 10 sec in his 1962 Pontiac Catalina just under 4000lbs on
9in slicks, all throttle no bottle............. yet
Great Lakes Dragway Nitrous Street Car
PONTIAC - "The Super Duty Story" Part 1 of 3
Pontiac had an SD engine program in the late 50s early 60s, and
later/briefly again in 1973/74 with the SD455. This video is regarding the
FIRST Super Duty program.---In only a few years time during the late 50s
early 60s, Pontiac MORE THAN DOUBLED their V8's horsepower output (described
in this video), while using/keeping the same V8 engine block they used thru
1955-81. Even though the same block was kept, from 1955-62 the cubic inch
displacement grew much larger than the initial 287 cuber it started as in
1955. It grew to a 317 347 370 389 and finally a 421 cuber in 1962. It
eventually maxed out at 455 cubes in 1970. By 1970 ALL the other GM
divisions were producing engines at 454 or 455 cubes (500 for Cadillac).
PONTIAC WAS THE ONLY DIVISION still using the same block they used in the
1950s on engines that had a much smaller displacement -- 287 cubes. The
1955 287 displacement would remain the smallest displacement ever used in
the Pontiac V8 block all the way until 1980/81 when a 265V8 was produced.
Since less durability was required for the smaller displacement, the block
was decked/butchered/lightened on the 265/301v8s of 1980/81. Prior to 1980
the block had never been decked/butchered/lightened. The 1980/81 265/301v8
blocks were about 200 pounds lighter than the 1955-79 blocks, and only 25
pounds heavier than a Buick 231V6.
Big Burnouts: 1964 Pontiac Catalina Safari - /BIG MUSCLE
If you haven't figured it out by now, we love wagons on this show. To some
they're a misunderstood breed, but to those in the know, they're amazing.
Not only were the wagons of yesteryear known for their styling, but their
capacity to haul as much cargo as a modern day pickup. This 1964 Pontiac
Catalina Safari started off life as a Police Wagon, but was transformed by
its owner into the kick-ass, tire-shredding monster you see here. With a
Nelson Racing Engines 468 cid big-block under the hood, some updated
suspension bits and a killer look, this big green machine is
outside-the-box styling at its best.
• Mike Artman
1974 Pontiac Catalina 455 Safari Station Wagon Estate 1 Owner Big Block Pull Car
Pontiac Catalina 455 Station Wagon or Break or Estate
http://www.1ownercarguy.com OK It really gets no nicer than this These
Pontiac wagons are some of the Hottest coolest vehicles EVER made Forget a
SUV a MAN wans a Catilina 455..;-) Make sure and check out this video I am
sure you will LOVE this wagon it is a GREAT driver and Runs Drives and
Shifts Great it is a 1 or a 2 owner car i need to check before the auction.
Whether You like a Ford, Chevy, Dodge or a Rambler Station Wagon You will
LOVE this wagon. It is like a time a Capsule and is readt to drive. I have
been getting a little partial to Estate Station Wagons lately and wanting
them more than Coupes and it shows in My inventory in what i invest in....
And that is what these cars are is GREAT Investments that can only go UP in
value. Make sure and Subscribe to my Channel I get LOT's of Classic EURO
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This is from one of My SUbscribers who knows ALOT about these cars
All wagons from 71-76 rode on the C-body chassis (127 inch) wheelbase...
(Chevrolet Belair-Townsman, Impala-Kingswood, Caprice-Kingwood Estate), the
Pontiac Safari (Catalina, Bonneville, and Grand Ville wagons were all
Safari's) - (Grand Ville was called Grand Safari), Olds Custom Cruiser
(with 88 and 98 interiors), and Buick Estate (LeSabre and Electra series
interiors). In 1977 the wagons moved to the B-body chassis and rode on
the 116" wheelbase until 1996 when they were discontinued
I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor
my 1965 pontiac catalina for sale
hey folks,just sharing my catalina for the pontiac lovers.matching #'s car
with a 389 2barrel hydromatic tranny.i put flowmasters on her lowered
her.new water pump,electronic distributer,spark plugs,wires,chrome valve
covers and filter.and the interior is sbrand new except the carpet...THE
RATTLING YOU HEAR IN THE MOTOR IS ME LOSING THE NUT TO THE CHROME COVER ON
TOP BEFORE DOING THE VIDEO.comments are greatly appreciated..ENJOY..!!!!!
PONTIAC - stock Pontiac Super Duty 421v8/405hp vs stock Chevy 409v8/409hp on DYNO
WATCH THE VID TO SEE HOW CLOSE THEY Dyno TO THEIR FACTORY
405hp/409hp ratings. Growing up.....Pontiac/Oldsmobile old timers/EXPERTS
who taught me most of what I know, often told me Chevy rated their horsepower in a more
optimistic way than say Oldsmobile or Pontiac. I've even heard Pontiac
rated/tested their engines in a 100 degree room, compared to Chevy in a 60
degree room. These Dyno results seem to reflect
that some of what I heard was true. Both of these engines are great, but
the results do seem to show that Pontiac was not rating their horsepower worrying if it
would cause "songs to be written" about their engines .... like the great
song "She's real fine my 409"--(Chevy).
Pontiac Banshee A Longer Look
The Banshee was a vision for what the Firebird could become. Of course,
this concept car could never be built exactly, too low on the road and it
wouldn't pass the safety and crash tests, but it was exciting. It
demonstrated that the problem with GM cars didn't sit on the designers'
shoulders. They were more than capable of dreaming up engaging and fun
vehicles that would set imaginations on fire.